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Roman de la Rose
France, possibly Paris, ca. 1405
MS M.245 fol. 32r

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Miniature in right column:
Roman de la Rose: Scene, Reason speaking to Lover -- Lover, labelled in scroll, wearing draped headgear, with left hand to breast, is addressed by Personification of Reason, labelled in scroll, crowned, raising hands.
Scene against diapered background within frame sprouting foliage, at right of which is scroll, inscribed in blue and red, RAISON QUI PARLE A L’AMANT.
Below miniature, blue initial T with red pen flourishes at beginning of text, TANT COMME AINSI ME DEMETOYE / DES GRANS DOLEURS QUE JE SENTOYE / …

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